Garlic Mustard Weed Wrangles - April 25

Join the Orange County Invasives Partnership (OCIP) for two volunteer opportunities on Thursday April 25 th removing invasive garlic mustard from Orange County natural areas. Come early from 2:00-4:30pm to pull garlic mustard with the Hoosier National Forest at Wesley Chapel Gulf. Or, come later in the day from 5:00-7:00pm to work with the Indiana Karst Conservancy at Orangeville Rise. 

No experience is needed to participate, but volunteers should come prepared with long pants, sturdy shoes, and work gloves. Minors must be accompanied by an adult, and have a waiver form signed by a parent/guardian. Water and snacks will be provided, and you’ll have a chance to meet Orange County’s new Invasive Specialist, Emily Finch. 

Garlic Mustard is a woodland invasive plant that displaces beneficial native plants and wildflowers, and releases chemicals that hinder the growth of tree seedlings. Plants pull up easily by hand, but infested areas need to be monitored annually as new plants emerge from the seedbank. 

RSVPs are encouraged, but not required. For questions, or to RSVP, contact the Orange County Soil & Water Conservation District at [email protected] or 812-723-3311 x3. The Wesley Chapel Gulf parking lot is located about 10 minutes southwest of Orleans, on N County Road 350 W (google maps: Orangeville Rise is about 12 minutes northeast of West Baden Springs, on County Road 500 W in Orangeville (google maps: 

This workday is supported in part with funding from a Clean Water Indiana grant.